Reactionary forces despise Nepal’s successful peace process, says Dahal

Kathmandu, July 5 

Co-chair of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said Nepal’s peace process was one of the most successful of its kind in the world, but reactionary forces were not happy with that.

Referring to recent Europe visit of former child soldier Lenin Bista, without mentioning his name, Dahal said the reactionary forces were sponsoring Europe visits for some people in their desperate bid to derail Nepal’s peace process that had been established as a global success story.

Bista recently concluded his 90-day Europe visit in which he said he was successful in internationalising the issue of child soldiers of Nepal’s decade-long armed conflict.

Dahal said derailing the peace process might benefit a section of people, but would be detrimental for national interest and national unity. “The reactionary forces are trying to revive wounds of conflicts that have already healed,” he said at an event at the NCP headquarters in Kathmandu.

Dahal said the unification of two of the biggest communist forces in Nepal was significant not only domestically, but also internationally.

“The far-reaching, strategic and extraordinary unification has delivered a strong message to the world and to the global communist movement that had become defensive after the collapse of the Soviet Union,” said Dahal.

He went on to add, “But some reactionary forces are not liking a strong communist government elected through popular vote.”